Spring 2018 Course Listings

Digital Fabrication228Friday9am - 4:20pm3.5Farnsworth
High Performance Building206Monday8am - 3:20pm3.5Seelbach
Rough Framing229Tuesday8am - 3:20pm3.5Seelbach
Advanced Elements of Construction221Tuesday8am - 3:20pm3.5Correia
Stair Building and Framing Square Technology230Wednesday8am - 11:50am2Seelbach
Elements of Construction - Beginning Carpentry211Wednesday8am - 3:20pm3.5Correia
Tiny House Building (Advanced Elements of Construction)221Thursday 8am - 3:20pm3.5Wolpe
Construction Rehab240BThursday8am - 11:50am2Correia
Residential Plumbing for Carpenters232Tues/Thurs6pm - 8:15pm (first 8 weeks: 1/22-3/16)1.5Tinkey
Residential Electrical for Carpenters233Tues/Thurs6pm - 8:15pm (second 8 weeks: 3/19-5/17) 1.5Bell
Cal-OSHA Safety 223Friday8am - 12pm (2/23/18 - 4/20/18)2Shurtz


Pocket House Model M is complete – now onto Model S. Join us in Spring 2018 for tiny house class: Carpentry 221


The program is designed to instruct students in the principles of carpentry and provide participation in all phases of the building process. Carpentry students build a new house and/or remodel existing structures. By using on and off campus building projects, we teach construction principles, best practices and develop hands on skills.

If you are having difficulty registering for CARP 230 Stairbuilding, you may need to have a waiver signed, Karl Seelbach can do so or your counselor will do. (There is a math pre-requisite). Please contact me on the link above, kseelbach@peralta.edu…

We have added CARP 223 OSHA 30 hr Construction Training. This is an approved OSHA course in which, upon completion, a 30hr OSHA training certificate will be issued. This will be part of the Carpentry Certificate/Degree requirements as well.

Any Questions regarding any class, please come to the above listed Open Houses. You may also come on Monday January 22nd 2018; 8:00am – 12:00pm,  which is the first day of classes. We will be happy to help you register, enroll, answer questions and show you the department.


Register for Classes Here


Observe Laney Rough Framing Students stand a wall…

For any general questions please contact Karl at the link below…



The Carpentry Program is pleased to announce the completion of its most recent home renovation at 453 Ashton Ave in East Oakland. We have completed a Passive House, an ultra energy efficient standard that is unique in this country and one of only a few in the entire San Francisco Bay area.

We were proud and honored to have Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf visit 453 Ashton Ave and acknowledge Laney College’s positive impact on the community. Mayor Schaaf (center of photo) was gathering information on Green Building, High Performance Homes and the effects of project based learning on Laney students…

Please click on Passive House link below for much more information and a photo essay of the project.

Passive House 


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